The Global Greening began in 2010 when the Sydney Opera House and the Sky Tower in Auckland went green. Last year almost 700 iconic landmarks in over 60 countries partook. This year, I hope to see all these buildings in blue and yellow instead.
I do not in any way mean to be flippant about this but as words do not seem to register with Putin, perhaps if he got a glimpse of the whole wide world in the Ukrainian (украї́нська мо́ва) colours, there could be some hope? Naive I might be.... but here’s the biggest BEST OF LUCK to all involved with making this happen!
More than 70 million people around the world claim links to Ireland but St. Patrick himself wasn’t even Irish! He was thought to have come from either Wales or Scotland, where he was abducted at the age of 16 and brought to Northern Ireland as a slave to herd sheep. But as he escaped, he had a vision and returned to Ireland to spread the word of Christianity. He remained in Ireland for the rest of his life, preaching, baptising and building churches.
Thanks to an Irish Franciscan friar from Waterford named Luke Wadding (born in 1558) who invented St. Patrick’s Day we now celebrate St. Patrick’s Day to mark St. Patrick’s death (in 461 in County Down).
It’s not easy to get into a festivities mode at the moment but browsing this site might help?
Whatever you get up to...... Here’s wishing you all a very good St. Patrick’s Day.